Project Sad Ranger - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-03-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Project Sad Ranger

Well, the truck is nearing completion for the most part. It is a 2011 4x4 Extended Cab Sport. I have put a K&N Filter, Tinted The Windows, Vent Shades, Truxedo Truxport Cover, and a MBRP XP Series is on its way. Other than a bedliner, maybe have rims powdercoated black, and maybe some stereo upgrades, it is about done.

I wanted a suspension lift but, it is too expensive and too much of a lift. I only want about a 2" or so lift. I do not go off roading other than camping so, I cannot justify a big lift and tires.

Now, to continue work on my other project, Project Deceptive GT (02 Mustang GT Convertible).

Anyone have their radio replaced that has the factory Sirius and kept their Sirius? I want to keep mine but upgrade the radio and speakers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2012
annguyen1981's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicopee, MA
Posts: 1,888
Project "Sad Ranger"???
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
It is Blue, kinda just came to mind when I was making my profile here.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2012
annguyen1981's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicopee, MA
Posts: 1,888
That is so sad....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-03-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
I had "Sad Panda" in my head for some reason too. Normally my Projects have had names having to do with Cartoons I liked growing up or movies, etc... This one just kinda appeared and I found it funny.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Any pics of the truck?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-03-2012
06RangerXLT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halton Hills, Ont
Posts: 1,685


Get a 2" body lift then! thats not a build, thats a accessorize! gotta start grinding down the frame!!!


the goal is to void your warranty as quick as possible!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-03-2012
AIRBORNE_RANGER's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Waterford N.S CDA
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06RangerXLT View Post
: the goal is to void your warranty as quick as possible!

BAHAHA I have my new siggy.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-03-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Here are some pics a few months old. I will post new pics on Saturday once the exhaust is on and I get my tailights and 3rd Brake Light done.

Day I brought it home.


Family portrait


What it hauls parts for and why it is not a big project.

This is my third Ranger and 4rth based on that platform. I have had a 96 Ranger XLT 4 cyl 5sp 2wd Cayman Green, 96 Explorer Sport 4L 4x4 Forest Green, 01 Ranger XLT Stepside Ext Cab 4x4 4L.
Attached Thumbnails
Project Sad Ranger-img_1424.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1437.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1458.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-03-2012
FMD's Avatar
FMD FMD is offline
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Amherst NY
Posts: 3,811
whats with all the fords? you like american made products or somethin?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-03-2012
annguyen1981's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicopee, MA
Posts: 1,888
Yeah.. ford sucks donkey *****. Only pu$$ieS drive Fords.





Wait....


lol
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-03-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Well, 85% of Chevys are still on the road..... The other 15% made it home.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-07-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Well, got the MBRP exhaust on yesterday. Took about an hour. It looks and sounds good. Hopefully I will get to work on the tail lights today. I first have to get the windows tinted in my wife's Focus.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-07-2012
06RangerXLT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halton Hills, Ont
Posts: 1,685
pics? did you get a full to the back or the turndown?


see if ya cant get a video of the sound for us to gawk at.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-08-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25


Used VHT to tint the tails and third brake light


Did not want "Turn Down" as it is just not my thing....

Had my wife's car tinted this weekend for her and installed a K&N Air Filter for her
Attached Thumbnails
Project Sad Ranger-img_1473.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1475.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1476.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1469.jpg   Project Sad Ranger-img_1474.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-18-2012
1BadRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Posts: 12
Nice rides.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-09-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Thank you for the comments. After a few weeks of the exhaust, I like it. It kinda reminds me of Marty's Toyota from "Back to the Future." A fun, little, bad arsed truck. I still have to get the bedliner done.

Gas mileage has improved. I was averaging 15mpg around town. With the exhaust, it jumped up to 17.5. That was even with hauling the new motor for the Mustang. I was getting about 14mpg when I first bought it, the K&N with bed cover brought it up to 15mpg. Now 17.5mpg with the exhaust. I will be taking it out of town a few times coming up. My wife and I will be taking it to the mountains and I will be using it to haul the motor for the Mustang to a shop to get the block forged and heads reworked. So, I will comment on any highway mileage increase. I only managed 19mpg the one trip I made on the highway with it.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-09-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Lookin good!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sad Sad day ......sure will miss her Silver Snapshots 2 04-29-2014 11:10 AM
Sad Sad Sad day for me......totaled Ranger....and its not even mine anymore :( dixie_boysles Snapshots 8 03-01-2014 10:30 AM
The Ranger got stripped.....Sad sad day! Casper98 Snapshots 29 09-09-2010 12:40 AM
Checking Interest: going back to stock... sad sad day acemavrick Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 22 11-05-2009 03:17 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.